Founder / President
Sam is a passionate visionary who is determined to make a positive change in the world. Born in California and traveling his whole life, he has a unique perspective on the world. Utilizing his years in Project Management and the knowledge from his various travels, he started up TFV to change the way the way people from all over the world experience their favorite festivals.
Owner / Co-CEO / Senior Editor
Savannah fell in love this scene by accident. One of her friends convinced her to go to this crazy dubstep show (she barely knew what dubstep was, let alone Excision) and she fell in love with the music and scene. That following summer, she went to three festivals despite not knowing who any of the artists were. Savannah was born and raised in the Midwest and travels constantly for shows and festivals. Her love for creative writing and this scene fuels her writing. You can usually catch her at the dubstep stage at any major festival.
Co-Owner / Customer Relations Specialist
Ben has been going to shows since 2010 but his first festival, EDC Chicago, was in 2013. He loves vibing to chill music such as GRiZ and raging hard to dubstep like Excision. Ben's favorite part about going to shows and festivals is meeting new people and talking to them. He loves the community and the connection at festivals.
Head of Marketing
Community and culture are the core essence of Ben’s hometown New Orleans. He got his Marketing/Management degree with a minor in finance from the University of Louisana of Monroe because he strives to understand the diversity of different cultures, and how the diversity relates to targeted consumer insights. He believes that we are more similar than we are different, and strongly believes that music is what unites us all, no matter what your cultural background is. He looks forward to proving his philosophy with his role at TFV.
Head of Videography
Vinhcent is the editor and videographer. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. Vinhcent has worked in all sorts of field work, weddings, commercials, short films, and events. His passion leans more towards electronic music festivals. This includes capturing moments you'll only see once in a lifetime, the moments that you'll remember forever looking back on your past. Moments like these need to be recorded to remind ourselves to live in the moment and show off the best in us.
CJ went to her first music festival in 2016, but fell in love with the scene at VooDoo 2018. She is a student, a traveler, and the social content manager for TFV. CJ has been to festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe, her favorite (so far) being Electric Forest. Her favorite part about her work is creating friendships with people who choose to connect lovingly under music.
Daniel is a flight instructor from Indiana who uses live music and photography as an escape from the real world. His first concerts were small punk and metalcore bands throughout Indianapolis and has since developed a diverse music taste and appreciation for all music. There are many things that Daniel enjoys about the concert & festival experience, but capturing the excitement of the crowd, the stage production, and the talent of the artists are among his favorites.
Gabe has been a part of the EDM community for the last 5 years and has loved every moment of it and is now channeling his personal experiences and love for the scene into his writing. Gabe is currently in his home city of Seattle but has also spent time in Las Vegas and Montana. You will find him at festivals across the country, hanging out at the Melodic Dubstep or Drum n Bass stage. His favorite artists are Illenium, BTSM, Sub Focus, and Dimension.
Eliana (aka “Ellie”) is a quirky, nurturing, and kind-hearted festival mom who strongly identifies with her triple earth signs. She has been a festivalgoer since her cousin snuck her into her first rave, Countdown 2014, and has never looked back. She believes that festivals have given not just herself, but other attendees a safe space for self-discovery and expression, from which she has personally gained a growing community of new friends, full of love and acceptance.
Hazel is a fun-loving New Jerseyan who loves to create and explore new places. She’s been going to concerts since 2010 and festivals since 2014. She feels that collectively experiencing music and festivals is a unifying experience as we’re all here to have fun, no matter what we may be going through in our lives. She’s excited to share both her and others’ experiences this concert/festival season!
Daniel fell in love with festivals after he attended Music Midtown 2011 as his first festival. With over a decade since then, he has attended dozens of festivals. Daniel has a passion for writing that started off as a hobby when he covered shows at the old Masquerade in Atlanta back in 2015. He has covered many shows since then and now occasionally writes for Immersive Atlanta. Daniel also has experience in data analytics as he is a data engineer for a consulting company. His ultimate goal is to always attend more festivals than years he's been alive.
Anthony is a photographer who loves running around capturing moments at concerts and festivals. He’s taken stunning pictures of your favorite artists like Illenium, Krewella, Excision, Zedd, Said the Sky, and Martin Garrix. He’s also worked with Electric Family by taking photos of their merch. Anthony appreciates good sound quality and production at concerts and festivals.
Esmeralda is a young, creative and passionate photographer and videographer focused on creating long lasting memories and capturing every memorable moment on film. As she travels to different festivals, she hopes to share her experience interviewing festival goers, bringing you along on a special and unique perspective. Please join her on her adventures and letting you see the festival community and culture through her lens.
Social Media Manager
Hayley has always been a big part of the music scene. Starting with her first warped tour in 2008 to her first festival in 2017 — she's been passionate about the coming together for a musical celebration. In college she discovered her love for writing and this blog has allowed her to bring these two things together. Coming from Michigan, Hayley has enjoyed the Midwest and even enjoyed some festivals in the Netherlands. She hopes to continue spreading the warmness she's felt at festivals through her writing.
Beka is an outgoing, caring, free spirit who loves to connect with strangers on the dance floor. California bred and Atlanta made, she has been attending festivals for over a decade and travels around the world following the music. She is a passionate creative, fashionista, social media expert, content creator, writer, entrepreneur, and mental health advocate. Festivals have changed her life by cultivating a space full of abundant love, expression, acceptance, and deeper connections. Some of her favorite artists are ODESZA, GRiZ, and Illenium. “You are exactly where you need to be” is her motto and she loves sharing her adventures and experiences with others through her lens.
Stephanie is a Florida native who left the sand behind for the city of Atlanta to pursue her artistic career as a photographer. She specializes in photographing concerts, festivals, and music portraits. In 2019, she won "Best Photographer" by Creative Loafing Reader's Picks.
Adam has been a lover of music for 20 years and an avoid concert goer for ten. He feel I love in with the scene back in his home state of Minnesota but now resides in Denver, Colorado. When he discovered his passion for photography, the two seemed like a perfect pair and has been shooting shows the last three years. He also has expertise in landscape, travel, and commercial event photography.
Hannah comes from Detroit, which has been influential in forming her love of techno and house music. Living in the PNW now, she travels around the country to see her most favorite DJs perform as often as she can. Her favorite events are Electric Forest in western Michigan and Movement in Detroit. Her career in GIS and IT gives her the necessary background to help with the website design for The Festival Voice.